Jack Dennerlein is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Northeastern University. His research aims to prevent work-related injuries and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) through multiple research approaches that in general examine how the design of the environment, both built and organizational, affects worker health outcomes. This research is based on a systems approach articulated through the goal of modern ergonomics, which is to optimize system performance and human wellbeing. His research study designs are both observational/descriptive and experimental, based in both the laboratory and in the real work environment.
John Flach is a Professor of Psychology at Wright State University in Dayton, OH, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of cognitive psychology and cognitive systems engineering. John’s research explores the application of cognitive science in the design and evaluation of sociotechnical systems. His publications include two edited books on Ecological Approaches to Human-Machine Systems and two co-authored books – one with Richard Jagacinski explores control theoretic approaches to human performance; another with Kevin Bennett explores the design of interface representations to support productive thinking. John is currently on a three month appointment as a visiting research professor at Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety in Hopkinton, MA.